Part 14: DX Bonus UpdateBonus Update (DX)
DX Official Art
BONUS: 2019 Promotional Art for Dusk DX
Plus Version additional tracks start here. I feel like there were a lot of extra tracks this time. Please play the game until the very end! (Yanagawa)
This plays for the Coral Dragon, the first of the Plus/DX-exclusive bosses. Its my personal favorite of the three new boss themes, and theres a lot of dynamism with the way this track uses its flutes and violins.
Just like character themes, weve done some flashy and extravagant arrangements for battle tracks. Going along with the bosss appearance, I mixed a Japanese air with Western instruments. (Yano)
As you may have guessed from Yanos comments, this plays for the Ruler of Beast Kings.
Thank you for playing! The flute was performed by Yanagawa. I mixed several of Shallies themes, and the herb garden theme at the end. The name borrows from these tracks. Star, stellar, Stera. (Asano)
Fun fact: the herb garden theme, and by extension this track, brings in a motif from the beginning of Sleeping Earth, which is the theme for the Altugle Herb Gardenthe ruins behind Ayeshas house and where she begins her journey in her home game. Bringing that back in this way, for the last game in the Dusk trilogy, is a pretty nice bookend.
Swaying Hair Clip for Shallie
Ayeshas character theme. Shes 27 years old, same as me. Society puts a lot of pressure on people around this age. I wonder how she would face such a reality? (Yano)
Tell me about it, Yano Anyway, the way this rendition of Ayeshas theme plays, it gets across how much more mature and wise Ayesha is in this game. (For comparison.) And to think she was completely AWOL in Eschatology and relegated to a cameo at the very end of OG Shallie!
The Red Sky for Shallie
Logys character theme. Centering around a gypsy-like (sic) atmosphere, I selected instruments that would help one feel the Dusk sky, and arranged the track. (Yano)
This rendition of Logys theme sounds noticeably less angsty than it does in his home game. For comparison.
FJ: Guardian Summon
After seeing THAT ultimate attack, I just had to arrange a track like this! I decided on this one pretty much instantly, and went ahead and composed it. (Yanagawa)
If youve played Ayeshas home game, youd instantly get what Yanagawa meanswhat else but MARIA, the final boss theme, right?
FJ: Tausend Blitz
I borrowed some phrases from Logys atelier theme in the previous game. I also kept the previous instrument lineup in mind. (Yanagawa)
Said atelier theme would be Magnum Opus, which plays in the atelier for Eschatology if Logy is your chosen protagonist. Speaking of, if you've played Eschatology, youd recognize the name of this move as being that of his capstone bomb, the Tauzent Blitz. Yes, it was spelled that way in his home game, and yes, dubbed names for items and even locations can and often do change between different games even within the same sub-series.
FJ: Double Draw End (Escha)
Double Draw activated by Escha. Its basically the same as Logys, but I made some small changes. (Yanagawa)
FJ: Double Draw End (Logy)
Double Draw activated by Logy. When these two form a single team, they shine far more brightly. (Yanagawa)